eccrine gland

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eccrine gland:

see sweatsweat
or perspiration,
fluid secreted by the sweat glands of mammalian skin and containing water, salts, and waste products of body metabolism such as urea. The dissolved solid content of sweat is only one eighth that of an equal volume of urine, the body's main
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eccrine gland

[′ek·rən ‚gland]
(physiology)
One of the small sweat glands distributed all over the human body surface; they are tubular coiled merocrine glands that secrete clear aqueous sweat.
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Earlier literature may also refer to the eccrine sweat gland as the small sweat gland and to the apocrine sweat gland as the big or scent gland.
In the literature, nerve supply of the eccrine sweat glands have been found histopathologically in some patients despite a negative pilocarpine iontophoresis test (2).
But there's a good reason why these specific glands are under-studied - eccrine sweat glands are unique to humans and absent in the body skin of laboratory animals that are commonly used for wound healing research," ," Rittie said.
Benign eccrine poroma arises from the intraepidermal portion of the eccrine sweat gland duct.
This supports previous findings that blood glucose is a major energy source used by eccrine sweat glands (5,6).
ECCRINE SWEAT GLANDS primarily assist the body in regulating its temperature in response to heat exposure or exercise.
The perspiration produced by the eccrine sweat glands is odorless.
INTRODUCTION: Nodular hidradenoma is a benign adnexal neoplasm arising from the distal excretory ducts of eccrine sweat glands.
Histopathology of the skin showed rudimentary and decreased number of eccrine sweat glands, which confirmed the diagnosis of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia.
Histopathology revealed a polypoid mass lined with keratinized squamous epithelium overlying thickened fibrovascular tissue containing abortive pilosebaceous units and profiles of eccrine sweat glands and ducts (figure 2).
The eccrine sweat glands (about 75% of the total) are located all over the skin except the lips and a few other small sites are active at birth and release a clear, watery fluid into the skin.